May a Methodist receive ashes on Ash Wednesday in a Catholic Church?


#1

I am Methodist and have been looking forward to my church’s Ash Wednesday service, but receintly discovered that I will not be able to attend, due to scheduling. If I attend a Catholic Ash Wednesday service, would I be able to have ash placed upon my forehead, or it considered for Catholics only? i dont want to offend anyone!


#2

Dear farm,

While the Eucharist is restricted to Catholics in the state of grace, the Catholic Church has no restricitions regarding the receiving of ashes on Ash Wednesday. You are most welcome.

Merry Christmas!

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.


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